Wednesday August 22, 2012

Pittsfield: Berkshire Bank names exec for Vt.

Berkshire Bank has hired Nicole Scribner as vice president, regional branch manager, Vermont.

In her new role, Scribner will oversee the management of the bank's eight Vermont branches, which also includes one outlet in Whitehall, N.Y. She will work to build and expand customer relationships while providing ongoing support and guidance for sales, service and operations of the branches.

Scribner comes to Berkshire from TD Bank, where she had been employed since 2004. She most recently served as vice president, regional operations officer for TD's 19 branches in southern Vermont and the Empire Region of New York. Scribner has also served as an assistant branch manager for Charter One Bank in Rutland, Vt.

A resident of Granville, N.Y., Scribner attended Castleton State College and is currently pursuing a degree in business administration at Adirondack Community College.

Williamstown: Chamber Nite at Sweetwood

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Nite event tonight at Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Living Community, 1611 Cold Spring Road.

Networking will run from 5 and 7 p.m.

Chamber Nite events are open exclusively to Berkshire Chamber members and their employees. To register, visit www.berkshirechamber.com; call (413) 499-4000, ext.


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Great Barrington: Author to host chili cook-off

Local author Gina Hyams and The Meat Market will host a chili contest on Sunday, Oct. 7 to celebrate the publication of her new book/kit, "Chili Cook-off in a Box: Everything You Need to Host a Chili Cook-off."

The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Meat Market, 389 Stockbridge Road. Admission is $10 at the door, but is free for chili contestants.

Proceeds will benefit Berkshire Grown's Share the Bounty project, which buys shares in local CSA farms to donate to area food pantries and kitchens.

Information: themeatmarketgb.com; www.ginahyams.com.